Thursday

#EMconf: Do Trigger Point Injections Improve Musculoskeletal Pain?

Have you ever attemped a trigger point injection to improve your patient's musculoskeletal pain?  Did it help?  This week for his Critically Appraised Topic, Dr. John Cafaro investigated some of the literature on the effectiveness of trigger point injections for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain.  

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#EMconf: Are Trimester-Specific D-dimer Thresholds Ready for Prime Time?

Are you unsure if you can use D-dimer testing to aid in the diagnositic evaluation for DVT/PE in the pregnant patient?  This week's Critically Appraised Topic in conference discusses the use of trimester-specific D-dimer threshold testing in pregnant patients.  

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#EMconf: "Signs and Symptoms You Would Like to be Sued for Malpractice"

What's with the empty conference room? This week the Cooper EM Residents attended Resident Wellness Conference in Philadelphia, so today's content is from a lecture from November's module "Acute Signs and Symptoms" Enjoy!

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When Snow Blowers Attack: How to Use a Rongeur in Finger Amputations

Your patient in the Emergency Department has a Zone II or Zone III finger amputation which requires primary closure of the wound prior to discharge with appropriate outpatient follow up. However, a protruding piece of bone often prevents closure of the skin flap and requires trimming by using a rongeur. While this process is typically carried out by an orthopedic or hand surgical consultant, this post aims to introduce the use of a ronguer during management of finger amputation in the Emergency Department.

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